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The hunt test last weekend was in Indiana which meant that we had to stay a few nights in a hotel. Usually when we travel for tests we pick the closest hotel that is reasonably priced and allows pets in the room. Often the club putting on the test will contact hotels in the area and find out if they allow pets. Sometimes the hotel will relax their policies and allow dogs, including larger dogs, when normally they would not. They are welcoming, but I would not say they are exactly “pet friendly”.
Last weekend we stayed at a hotel that was very pet friendly. They did not have a ton of space to air the dogs, but they provided waste-bags and a nice large trash can. Many times we are hard pressed to find an outside garbage can and have to hunt around for the hotel’s dumpster. This hotel had no problem with us having three dogs in the room. While they did charge a pet fee, it was a one time fee of $25.00 rather then a per dog or per night fee. I have no problem paying extra for my dogs because I realize there might be extra cleaning required. They don’t stop shedding just because we are at a hotel. In the room, there was a little surprise for the dogs.
We got Freighter back from the trainer on Friday so the reunion with Thunder and Storm had to take place in the hotel room. It wasn’t exactly what I would have picked because it was such a small space, but they all got along fine. It may even have been better because it was on neutral territory. Now that we are home it is like Freighter was never gone. He is right back into the routine he had before he left.
This is a picture of Freighter in the hotel room. I always bring blankets to spread on the floor and Freighter’s first duty was to mess them all up just before I got this picture.
Last year at the hunt test we ran into Jack and I asked him if he was a bear. He showed up again this year.
Tomorrow Thunder’s test.